The Montara dog-walker shot by a Taser fired by a park ranger last January at the Rancho Corral de Tierra property is now seeking $500,000 from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), according to a report from the Half Moon Bay Review.
Attorneys representing Montara resident Gary Hesterberg say they filed the federal claim because the U.S. Department of the Interior has declined to release the completed investigation of the incident to the public and denied their requests to review the investigation.
In the federal claim Hesterberg's attorneys made the case that the U.S. National Parks Service should pay their client for "causing injuries and violating his rights under the guise of an arrest," reports the Review. If National Parks officials reject the claim, Hesterberg could bring his complaints forward again in a civil lawsuit.
Read the full story in the Half Moon Bay Review here.
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